On the 28th of August DCRally4Refugees held a mixed concert/speaking
event at Sylvan Theater near the Washington Monument. Bands alternated
with speakers as organizers sought to raise funds and connect people
with groups active on refugee issues. They pointed out that more people
have been displaced from their homes now than ever before, and due to
the war in Syria the total number of international refugees has now
topped 20 million. A tiny number of Trump supporters tried to
counterprotest this event, but at one point a pair of Code Pink activist
counter-counterprotesting them was equal to 40% of their numbers.
Meanwhile, a speaker from El Salvador called out the utter hypocrisy of
those who benefit from migrant labor while demanding migrants leave.